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Charlotte Observer
Disney's updated, animated version respects its source material while aiming at kids who grew up with extreme sports and edgy music.
Take a while to get their vehicle to sail and soar. But when it does, this Planet is a treasure.
Miami Herald
If Treasure Planet falls short of "Lion King's" classic status, it still proves there is plenty of room in animation for movies that aren't geared exclusively to 8-year-olds.
There's no mistaking the fact that this hybrid misses the impact of the Disney classic, and even that of the excellent 1934 MGM version. Both of these films are surprisingly hard-edged and every bit as thrilling -- and scary -- as Stevenson's 1883 novel.
The A.V. Club
With much more success than last summer's formula-bound "Atlantis," Treasure Planet finds the common ground between classic Disney animation and newfangled action-adventure films.
The film's total appeal may be undercut by a script that rarely feels inspired.
Portland Oregonian
A handsome picture, with lots of nifty borrowings from the "Star Wars" galaxy, but it's never particularly compelling as a story or as a vehicle for emotions, and when it's over you have a feeling of still waiting for it to get started.
Entertainment Weekly
Quite honestly, you could nap for an hour and not miss a thing, but when the crew finally makes it to the glowing piles of booty at Treasure Planet's core, the film unleashes some pleasing visual fireworks. That's where it should have started, not ended.
Wall Street Journal
Comes briefly to life, after many longeurs -- many large longeurs in IMAX -- with the discombobulated entrance of B.E.N., a dysfunctional, hyperverbal robot voiced by Martin Short.
Village Voice
Despite more betrayal and loyalty than a Chris Carabba box set, there's no real good or evil here.

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